Recent Triathlon News
American Olympian Gwen Jorgensen Wins Omegawave World Triathlon Series San Diego, Oakley Women Sweep Podium
In a highly competitive, back-and-forth battle at Mission Beach, San Diego, American Gwen Jorgensen took the title of 2013 Omegawave World Triathlon Series San Diego Champion. The Wisconsin native became the first ever American to win a World Triathlon Series event, beating out Britain’s Non Stanford and Australia’s Emma Moffat, who took second and third respectively. Jorgensen snuck just under the two our mark for her first ever win as a USA Triathlon Elite competitor. Additionally her win crowned her USA Elite Women’s National Champion.
Spain’s Javier Gomez Noya is a triathlon force to be reckoned with. He proved so by his lack of time off between wins from one season to the next. Capping off his 2012 season with wins in the ITU Grand Final in Auckland and X-Terra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii, Gomez Noya began his 2013 season in similar fashion. The 2012 London Olympic silver medalist won the 2013 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, CA by over a minute.
Often when professional athletes are contemplating the perfect time to end his or her career, the thought of “going out on a high note,” comes into play. In other words, bowing out gracefully after a huge win, a championship or a massive personal accomplishment becomes the ultimate time to hang up the boots. Many are fortunate enough to experience this perfect storm, even more are not. Four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington had no choice. Whenever she chose to call it a career, she was going out a champion. The British triathlon legend had never lost a race in her professional career. Enduring the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile marathon run, thirteen times, Wellington remained undefeated during her professional career from 2007 until about a week ago. Wellington officially announced her retirement, citing that she had “achieved more than I could have ever imagined.”